Mr. Lee Hayes, who grew up in Amagansett, NY, describes his experiences of being among the first African-Americans to train and serve in the Army Air Corps during WWII, providing a glimpse back to a vital time in US History.
Arsenio Hall was born in 1956 in Ohio. Hall replaced Joan Rivers as the host of The Late Show in 1987. In 1989, he launched The Arsenio Hall show, becoming the first black late night talk show host. In 2013, Hall made his talk show comeback.
Rediscovering the Doctor Who Helped RFK After Shooting
Robert F. Kennedy was shot just over 45 years ago. And while his death has remained a pivotal point of history, the identity of the doctor who tried to help save his life has been lost. CBS News' Michelle Miller digs into the past and makes a surprising discovery.
Florence Joyner, or "Flo Jo," was born in Los Angeles in 1959. At the 1984 Olympics, she won a silver medal in the 200-meter run. At the 1988 Olympics, she won three gold medals. Joyner died unexpectedly in 1998 but held Olympic world records.
It was Morgan's experience while driving along the streets of Cleveland that led to his invention of a traffic signal device. The first American-made automobiles were introduced to U.S. consumers not long after the turn of the century. It was not uncommon for bicycles, animal-powered wagons and new gasoline-powered motor vehicles to share the same streets and roadways with pedestrians. According to tradition, it was after witnessing a collision between an automobile and a horse-drawn carriage...
As an NAACP field secretary, Medgar Evers became a target for those who opposed racial equality and desegregation. On June 12, 1963 at 12:40 a.m., Evers was shot in the back in the driveway of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell talks to Winthrop University English Professor, Gregg Hecimovich, who believes he has discovered the real name of the author of the first novel written by an African American woman. Hecimovich explains who Hannah Bond was and how he discovered her.
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and the Birmingham Movement
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth was one of the South's most prominent Civil Rights leaders. He worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., co-founded the SCLC and refused to waver even after he was brutally attacked.
For 382 days, almost the entire African-American population of Montgomery, Alabama, including leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, refused to ride on segregated buses, a turning point in the American civil rights movement.
Helen Turner Thompson Reflects on Traditional African American Gospel Music
Octogenarian Helen Turner Thompson, of Cleveland Ohio, is dedicated to preserving, performing and promoting African American traditional gospel music. In this short clip, she explains why the music is precious - and endangered. This clip supported the Traditional Master Artist grant that Turner Thompson received from the Ohio Arts Council in 2011.